Instructors by Specialization
- 4th-6th Grade Teachers
- Administrative Training/Coaching
- Childcare Administrators
- Classroom Coaching
- Early Head Start Administration
- Elementary School Administration
- Elementary School Teachers
- Foster Care
- Head Start Administration
- Head Start Teachers
- Infant/Toddler Teachers
- Kindergarten - 2nd
- Mental Health Professionals
- Middle School 6th-8th
- Middle/High School Administration
- Mission Expansion
- Other Areas of Specialization
- PreK/K Teachers
- Preschool/Childcare Teachers
- School-wide Implementation
- Special Needs
- Upper Elementary - 3rd-5th
Hertia MimsCertified Instructor
Hertia Mims is a Dayton, Ohio native, a wife to Theodis Mims and mother of three leading daughters. Hertia has worked in early childhood education for 27 years. After teaching in private, public and Head Start programs, she began providing mentoring, support, professional development, and coaching to early childhood educators for Preschool Promise. She specializes in social emotional learning. She is CLASS observer, Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Member and Sinclair College graduate and entrepreneur.
Dr. Valerie J. ParkerCertified Instructor
Dr. Valerie J. Parker is passionate about working with others to improve the quality of education for underprivileged and historically marginalized students. This dedication has driven her 10+ years in education and her current role as an Assistant Principal at Langley Elementary School in Washington D.C. Dr. Parker’s previous positions as a general/special education teacher […]
Yvonne WatkinsCertified Instructor
Yvonne Watkins is a mom of three and has over 22 years of experience in education. She has an M.S. in Management and B.A. in Early Childhood Education. She discovered Conscious Discipline while working as a Lead preschool teacher at a Head Start program. When first introduced to Conscious Discipline, she believed Conscious Discipline was […]
Tanyelle HannahCertified Instructor
Tanyelle is a mother, sister, friend, and transformational principal. She has dedicated her time and talents to ensuring the whole child and educator are holistically nurtured and are valued for successful academic outcomes. She earned the “Game Changer” award for her exceptional work in Realizing the vision in their school, Closing the achievement gap, and/or […]
Cecilia ZuletaCertified Instructor
Cecilia Zuleta is an international speaker who specializes in early childhood education and all those who support the healthy development of children. Clinical psychology, child development, emotional regulation and neuroscience in early childhood are among her areas of expertise. Cecilia presents all of her materials in Spanish. Cecila has a private practice as a psychologist. […]
Heidi WhiteCertified Instructor
Heidi has devoted her career to supporting the healthy growth and development of children and staff, serving first as a teacher, then as a principal, and ultimately as the director of a school district early learning program and a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor.
Kenedria ThurmanCertified Instructor
As a college student and part-time preschool teacher, Kenedria was first introduced to Conscious Discipline by Certified Instructor, Nicole Mercer. Kenedria has always had a passion for connecting with children and seeing them as able, and deserving of love and intentional learning. The introduction to the seven skills and structures for classroom management enhanced her teaching while working in faith based preschool programs and in-home child care.
Afton SchleiffCertified Instructor
Afton is passionate about helping teenagers and those who support and care for them. Her 15+ years of experience in secondary level teaching and administration infuses her work with an understanding of the demands educators and administrators face, and enables her to realistically demonstrate how to seamlessly integrate it all with Conscious Discipline.
Beth SchendelCertified Instructor
Beth is a dynamic trainer who works extensively with early childhood educators, instructional coaches, administrators and leadership teams to embed Conscious Discipline into their educational cultures. Beth’s expertise builds on more than fifteen years in the field of education as a childcare and preschool teacher, an instructional coach and a principal.